DITCHED Releases in Two Weeks!








DITCHED will be in stores in 14 days, and I’m doing one final giveaway to thank you all for your support of this book. It’s my little contemporary that could! *Woo-woo!

You’ll get a HARDCOVER copy of DITCHED, a daisy ring (which plays a big part in the book) and was made by some very sweet little girls in my uncle’s neighborhood in LA (love them!), along with bookmarks, punk fairy rub-on tattoos (there’s an important tattoo scene in the book) AND you’ll get a $10 gift certificate to 7-Eleven. That’s a lot of Slurpees!!! (I’m not responsible for your brain freeze. Sip…slowly.)



And here’s a sneak peek inside the final book. The inside pages are red so the whole color scheme came out totally primary, which I ADORE!

And every other chapter, there’s a full page photo of Justina in her dress with an arrow pointing to the next stain of the night. As the night goes on, the stains get…weirder. :)


To enter, just leave me a comment. Easy! But if you mention the contest elsewhere (twitter, Facebook) you’ll get two entries. Contest ends Wednesday January 4th at midnight. Good luck and thanks everyone!




  • Erica

    I would love to enter :) I love the design inside!

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/thebookcellarx/status/151828889184899072

    • http://www.kamikinard.com/ Kamikinard

      What a great giveaway. I retweeted your tweet, does that count? Here’s to a great debut for you!

  • http://twitter.com/sommertales Deserae McG

    I can’t wait to read this one. DITCHED sounds like a fun read and I’ve only read good things about it from some of my favorite agents and authors. So yay! I’m so happy that you’re doing a giveaway. Thanks for this opportunity! Two weeks isn’t that far away!

    Wishing you well and thanks a million,

  • Magthyme

    I will buy your book, because I am so excited and proud of you! However, if I win a book and all it’s blingidy bling bling, I will be able to share it with my teacher friends even faster ( because i am a slow reader) You rock! And to think I knew you when…

    • R Mellom

      Haha! We should finish that sentence…you knew me when _____! :) Thanks for your support, Maggie!!

  • http://twitter.com/marybrebner Mary Brebner

    I’m so excited about DITCHED! This is just the kind of book my students and I love!

  • Hjrabb

    I’ll be buying the book but will be happy to share copies with others!! Congratulations of the hard-earned debut!

  • http://twitter.com/bookdiva07 Kory Gott

    Congrats on the book! I can’t wait to read it–and maybe I’ll get to sport the fake tattoos and ring while slurping Slurpees! :D

  • Angela Russell

    Too awesome Robin! Can’t wait!!!!!

  • Cathe Olson

    I can’t wait to read the book, Robin!

  • Joey

    Congrats Robin. You’ve come a long way since that scbwi conference (year??) Wish you much success.

  • Kari (Flamingo1325)

    Congrats!! So exciting it’s so close! And the inside does look gorgeous! =)

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/flamingo1325/statuses/151890046948081664

  • Rani

    Sooo totally cool! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to read it!!!!! And you know I’m going to spread the word!

  • Rani
  • Aklhandy

    I LOVE this book :) even if I don’t win, I am buying it! Tweeted and FB’d!

  • Linda joy singleton

    Can’t wait to read your book! Love the concept! Fun!!!

  • Brian Wyzlic

    I would love to read this one! I’m always looking for some lighter YA romance stuff for my students. I tweeted this, too: https://twitter.com/#!/brianwyzlic/status/152040699326504960

  • Kelsey

    What a great contest(: Congrats on your upcoming release day!

  • Jayjay
  • Aeicha

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks!
    Congrats on the big release!
    :) Aeicha
    wordspelunker @ gmail . com

  • Gabbi Calabrese

    This is a really great contest! I’m so excited for Ditched! Happy (almost) book birthday!!

    Oh + I tweeted.

  • Briana McNair

    Thank you so much for the great contest! Really been wanting to read Ditched! :D

    +2 Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/thebookpixie/status/152062886691340289


  • savanna

    Thanks for the contest!

    +2 tweeted: twitter.com/#!/VampireXlover78

  • Maji Bookshelf

    Thanks for the contest!!! the book looks AWESME:D

    - juhina

  • Brenda Demko

    Thanks for the giveaway! Ditched sound like a really good read. Your contest ends on my sons birthday, so maybe I’ll be lucky!

  • Krystal Larson

    I want to review this book on my blog: Live To Read ~Krystal edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  • Krystal Larson
  • Donna @ Book Passion for Life

    Awesome giveaway. Ditched sounds amazing! :) Thanks! Donna

  • http://twitter.com/mswinchell Mike Winchell

    Oh, I am interested. I just retweeted your announcement.

  • Miranda Paul

    Fun! The book looks lovely (and strange…in a good way!). I also tweeted this (well retweeted from someone else!).

  • Debby Garfinkle

    Ooh, I really want this!

  • http://kristenevey.com/ Kristen Evey

    Yay! So excited to see this on the shelves! :) Congrats!

    (I posted this to FB.)

  • Tahni

    Can’t wait to read it!

  • Kristin Lenz

    Wow, great giveaway! Congrats to you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002052474845 Perla Mendoza

    Thanks for the great giveaway! Can’t wait for your book! :D

    I Facebooked: https://www.facebook.com/PearlReadsBooks/posts/151531504956419


  • Erika
  • http://twitter.com/ForeverBelievin Alison N

    Ahh, thanks a ton for the giveaway! I actually only found out about your novel a week ago. I’m a Junior this year too, so I’m excited for Prom! But the summary of your novel is making me nervous… xD I can’t wait for your book!

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/LostinBelieving/status/152788915009503232

    Thanks again!


  • Kristen

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! :))

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/kmichelle_10/status/152789791610650624


  • http://twitter.com/RemarkableReads Jessie

    I want to win! Thanks for the giveaway! remarkablereads@gmail.com

    Jessie from http://www.jessiesremarkablereads.com

  • http://www.igottalaugh.com/ Sissy Ski

    Pick me, pick me!
    And here’s my blog link, just for fun. :) http://www.igottalaugh.com

  • hannahjo

    Hi, I would love to win :)
    I tweeted about this giveaway as well.

  • Melinda W.

    Okay, so I didn’t even think about entering…but then when you said daisy ring…I just had to. I hope that’s okay.

    Super great book! :)

  • LisaILJ

    This book looks beyond cute. I have a feeling it would be one of those perfect fun reads.

    Here is my tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/LisaLLibrarian/status/152816001308819457

    leyser73 at gmail dot com

  • JoyD

    Love the story and the design!


  • Shalena @ Writer Quirk

    Thanks for this! Can’t wait to read it! ^_^

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/writerquirk/status/152863666713264128

  • Pam Harris

    Would Love to win this. :)

  • Tammy Cordeiro

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC from netgalley of your book and can I just say that I totally LOVED it!?! Here’s a link to my review: http://www.mysticbooklover.blogspot.com/2011/12/ditched-love-story-by-robin-mellom.html

    Of course, I wouldn’t mind having a real copy and some swag as well. : )

  • Joanna Marple

    Didn’t know there was a give away, I arrived here perchance, but heh, I’m always up to read some good YA :)

  • Angela D.

    Hi Robin,

    I must confess, I hadn’t heard about this book before but after seeing it on Goodreads and then frantically searching your website for an excerpt (thanks btw) I have to say, I am very, very, very excited!!!! These are the positives that I could gain from the book: prom, hot guy, teen-drama… EVERYTHING!!!!!!! So, in all due honesty, I would be so, so, so happy (over the moon, really) to win this great book (not to mention the extra freebies as well). Oh Robin, Great Authoress, please, please, please choose me (*eyes slowly draw up to the cutest puppy dog eyes you have ever seen*)

    Best of luck with your new release and thanks for taking the time to read this (I hope I didn’t scare you with anything from the above :D)

    Angela ~ angela_dau@yahoo.com

  • http://booktasty.wordpress.com/ Christina

    I am really excited about this book and was approved on Net Galley but couldn’t access the digital version. Sad story. :( Anyway, that said, I would love to read it :)

  • http://booktasty.wordpress.com/ Christina
  • Giselle

    Eeek. Why did I not see this!? I hope it’s not midnight yet there! *crosses fingers.

    Xpresso Reads

  • claire

    i’d love to win, thank you~~

  • lwashin301

    Wow! Awesome giveaway!

  • Shatterbooks

    Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  • Robert Zimmermann

    I’d like to enter please. I’m always a fan of reading new books.

  • Lboylecrompton

    Really looking forward to this one!! Contemp YA rocks!! Off to post a link on twitter.

  • http://profiles.google.com/deadtossedwaves Vivien Propst

    Count me in!
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  • Leonard Bigger

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks. :)

  • Leonard Bigger

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks. :)

  • http://twitter.com/rachelanbig Rachelanbig

    Wonderful giveaway.

  • @Ying Zhao

    Me me me!!

  • About Robin

    The first book in my middle grade series, THE CLASSROOM: The Epic Documentary of a Not-Yet Epic Kid, is now available from Disney-Hyperion. It's a mockumentary of life in seventh grade...oh, the awkwardness.

    And my teen novel, DITCHED: A Love Story, is about a 16-year old girl who has one of those nights she'll always remember (and a prom she wants to forget). Check out the Teen Books section for an excerpt!

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